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Connection Between Physical & Mental Health

1 hour of Continuing Education Credit

The research on the connections between physical and mental health
is rapidly expanding with over 20 physical correlates to mental health already identified. In this workshop, mental health clinicians will learn about this rapidly expanding area of research to improve their clinical skills and ability to provide integrative care.

Instructor: Dr. Diane Gehart, Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling Programs at California State University, Northridge. She has authored numerous titles including Mindfulness for Chocolate Lovers: A Lighthearted Way to Stress Less and Savor More Each Day, Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couple and Family Therapy, Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy, and Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Course Goal: By the end of this program, participants will be able to better understand the connection between physical and mental health

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate at least 2 ways physical health can affect mental health.
  2. Identify at least 2 ways mental health can affect physical health outcomes
  3. Provide clients with specific referrals to rule out at least 3 common health conditions that may exacerbate mental health symptoms

CE Approval: This course has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education by the NBCC and CAMFT.

Therapy that Works Institute programs are offered for NBCC credit (NBCC ACEP No. 7125). 

This course is approved by the Therapy that Works Institute, a California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)-approved continuing education provider (Provider #1000141).

Course CE certificates will be awarded via email within 24 hours upon completion of all course modules, course quiz, and course evaluation. 

Accommodations/Grievances: Requestions for accommodations and/or grievances related to the course should be directed to [email protected]. These communications will be responded to within 2 working days.

Access: Participants will have access to the course for 1 year.